Mullah Haji Haksar, remaining in Kabul after the Taliban left the Afghan capital, has pledged loyalty to the Northern Alliance, reports the On-Line news agency. "I declare support for the Northern Alliance and want to work for a peaceful future of Afghanistan", said Haksar. He is the first of the former Taliban leaders to be "received" by the "Northerners". Until now they said that there is no place for the Taliban in the future political arrangement of Afghanistan.
A year after the constitutional referendum of December 4th, 2016 that saw the victory of the NAY and the blatant defeat of the government front that had proposed the referendum, it can be said with certainty that the trauma for the defeated is now past. But there is still fear in them, not so hidden either...
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, its thirty articles enshrining basic and fundamental rights guaranteeing dignity of the human person and equality for all, regardless of race, color, creed or gender. A pipe dream?
Vladimir Putin's aircraft landed on Hmeymim airbase of the Russian Air Force in Syria in the morning of December 11